Monday, April 12, 2010

Milford Point

You may have read about the Osprey cam (located here) in the entry below (this post), but that is just one of the many features of the CAS Coastal Center. Some of the programs coming up in the the next month include:

  • Birding 202 (4 evenings & field trip) Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15 p.m. on April 7, 21, 28, May 5, and Sat., May 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (field trip).
    Sharpen your ID skills before the spring rush! Explore bird identification by sight and sound in this expanded 202-level series. Four nights allow time for in-depth exploration; the fourth evening will focus on bird song identification. Learn to identify birds on your own and gain valuable time in the field with an experienced leader and fellow birders. Please register before April 7. Fee: $135 CAS Members, $165 Non-members.

  • Avian Art Show in Milford: On Display April 15-May 13 at Firehouse Gallery, and May 15-June 15 at Coastal Center (winners only).

    The Coastal Center and The Firehouse Gallery have teamed up to showcase the wonderful bird art of area artists. Starting April 15, all entries on display at Firehouse Gallery, 81 Naugatuck Ave.; starting May 15, winners only on display at Coastal Center. For more info call 203-306-0016. Free admission; proceeds from artwork sales will benefit both organizations.

  • Birding by Ear II, Saturday, May 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Is that an oriole or a tanager singing, a Hermit Thrush calling or a Catbird? Come find out as we delve further into the art of birding by ear. After reviewing the basics, we’ll practice with similar-sounding groups before heading into the field to hone our skills. Fee: $60 CAS Members, $80 Non-members.
The CAS Coastal Center is located at 1 Milford Point Rd., Milford. We can be reached at 203-878-7440. Please stop by if you have never visited us at the Coastal Center at Milford Point. Below is the view from the observation tower in the summer of 2009.

Yes, that is the very same Osprey platform in the middle of the photo! You can only imagine the wonderful variety of birds that can be found in the extensive marsh year-round. Please come by to see us soon.

Photo by Scott Kruitbosch.

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